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Regulatory Analysis
We are continually updating our state and national regulatory analysis to help you keep up with the changing regs. See the updated section on the What's New page to find all of the topics.
New Documents
Employee News Articles:
news & notes: Learn about the hazards of ticks, spiders, mosquitoes, bees, hornets, and wasps.
When working outdoors, you may encounter a variety of insects and arachnids that can bite or sting. These bites and stings can transmit diseases, cause infection, and trigger allergic reactions. Some are also poisonous. It's important that you know how to prevent and respond to these encounters.
news & notes: The Travelers Companies, Inc., released its Injury Impact Report, which identifies the most common causes of occupational accidents and injuries.
According to the Lightning Protection Institute, lightning associated with thunderstorms and sometimes tornadoes can pose a variety of fire hazards. This article teaches how to stay safe if you’re outdoors when lightning is in the area.
Take 10 precautions to stay safe in highway work zones.
Stay safe in confined spaces on construction sites.
news & notes: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say some healthcare professionals don’t follow hand hygiene recommendations and that, on average, healthcare workers clean their hands less than half the times they should.
Use this quiz to test what you know about bites and stings.
Follow these precautions from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to use fireworks safely. July is National Fireworks Safety Month.
Cartoons:
"Respirator? Oh, this respirator ... I didn't even realize I was wearing one."
Final Rules:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has finalized further delay of the effective date of the Occupational Exposure to Beryllium final rule to May 20, 2017.
In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled "Regulatory Freeze Pending Review," this action temporarily delays, until May 22, 2017, the effective date of the final rule titled "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators," initially effective on February 6, 2017.
Questions & Answers:
This topic is covered in the Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200(e)(2), Multi-employer workplaces. Basically, each contractor or employer has a responsibility to make sure the hazards of their chemicals (and, therefore, safety data sheets (SDS)) are known to all workers on the site.
Yes. In the rule at 29 CFR 1910.132(h)(5): The employer must pay for replacement PPE, except when the employee has lost or intentionally damaged the PPE.
Employee News Articles:
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has updated its Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments for the first time since 1986. The most significant change is in the definition of “heatstroke.”
news & notes: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) lists factors make workers susceptible to heat illness.
Many construction work tasks generate harmful levels of crystalline silica dust if proper controls are not followed. Know how to prevent dust diseases.
Despite the fact that many people take summer vacations and life is a bit slower, job stress doesn’t pay attention to the calendar. Learn to manage job stress year-round.
news & notes: The National Safety Council (NSC) says preventable injuries, or accidents, claimed 136,053 lives in 2014—a 57 percent increase since 1992.
If you work or play outdoors, you are very likely to encounter poisonous plants at some point because such plants are common throughout the United States. Keeping your skin covered is the best way to protect yourself. Plus, follow the tips in this article.
news & notes: Learn about poison ivy, oak, and sumac.
Use this quiz to test what employees know about heatstroke.
Every year, more than 100 people lose their lives in forklift incidents, and thousands more are injured. This article helps employees recognize forklift hazards and prevent them.
news & notes: Seat belts save lives—period,” said then-transportation secretary Anthony Foxx. “Whether you’re a driver or passenger, in a personal vehicle or large truck, the simple act of wearing a safety belt significantly reduces the risk of fatality in a crash.
Questions & Answers:
In order to be a recordable event, the employee passing out must be the result of a work-related event or exposure. The exception to the presumption of work-relatedness in 29 CFR 1904.5(b)(2)(ii) allows you to exclude cases that involve signs or symptoms that surface at work but result solely from a nonwork-related event or exposure. This exception allows you to exclude cases where a loss of consciousness is due solely to a personal health condition
White Papers:
When the National Safety Council announced its 2017 CEOs Who “Get It,” we were eager to meet some of these outstanding safety leaders and share their stories with Safety.BLR.com readers. We caught up with three who represent diverse industries and approaches.
Speaker's Notes:
Michael Stack, Principal of Amaxx LLC, examines what behavior-based safety is, core elements of the process, different techniques, and assessment.
Speaker's Notes:
Jeff Tanenbaum, Esq., and Rachel L. Conn, Esq., of Nixon Peabody’s Labor and Employment practice, discusses temporary employee/labor contractor safety, pandemic response, heat illness prevention, and OASIS.
Speaker's Notes:
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, Firm President at the Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C., provides an overview of what to expect heading into the new Trump administration, what rules will Congress rescind, and what regulatory reform issues are on Congress’s radar for 2017.
Updated Documents
Employee News Articles:
See the link between sleep and safe driving. Research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that drivers who miss between 1 and 12 sleep hours, out of the recommended 7 in a 24-hour period, nearly double their risk for a crash.
Parking lots, winter, and distractions can be a dangerous combination. Take these nine parking lot precautions.
Learn about workplace noise and tinnitus.
Follow these precautions from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to use fireworks safely. July is National Fireworks Safety Month.
Employee News Articles:
news & notes: Learn about poison ivy, oak, and sumac.
news & notes: Because safety is a main priority, retail companies have taken steps to protect employees. They have developed procedures for employees to work safely to prevent robberies and have developed specific steps for employees to take in case of a robbery.
Use this quiz to test employees' safety attitude.
Maintain your property safely. Use power tools only when necessary—and then use them safely.
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136298training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-health/employee-health/Bug-Book/Health - GeneralEmployee News Articles Bug Book
136299training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-health/employee-health/Take-the-Sting-Out-of-Outdoor-Work/Health - GeneralEmployee News Articles Take the Sting Out of Outdoor Work
136300training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/safety-administration/safety-general/Top-Workplace-Injuries/Safety - GeneralEmployee News Articles Top Workplace Injuries
136301training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Lightning-Enlightenment/Emergency PreparednessEmployee News Articles Lightning Enlightenment
136302training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/construction-safety/construction-safety/Road-Construction-Readiness/Construction - GeneralEmployee News Articles Road Construction Readiness
136304training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/construction-safety/confined-spaces-construction/Confined-Construction/Confined Spaces (Construction)Employee News Articles Confined Construction
136305training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Healthy-Hand-Hygiene/Healthcare SafetyEmployee News Articles Healthy Hand Hygiene
136306training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-health/employee-health/Bites-and-Stings-Quiz/Health - GeneralEmployee News Articles Bites and Stings Quiz
136307training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/safety-administration/safety-general/Fireworks-Can-Be-Fun-And-Fatal/Safety - GeneralEmployee News Articles Fireworks Can Be Fun--And Fatal
136403fun.aspx/fun-games/workplace-safety-cartoons/employee-safety/respiratory-protection/Respirator-Skunk/Respiratory ProtectionCartoons Respirator Skunk
78504administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.22-General-requirements/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR § 1910.22 General requirements
136374regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/29-CFR-1910-1915-and-1926-Occupational-Exposure-to-136374/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesFinal Rules 29 CFR 1910, 1915, and 1926 - Occupational Exposure to Beryllium; Further Delay of Effective Date
136375regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/49-CFR-380-383-and-384-Minimum-Training-Requiremen-136375/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Final Rules 49 CFR 380, 383, and 384 - Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
136376administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/ladder-safety/29-CFR-1910.23-Ladders/LaddersRegulations 29 CFR 1910.23 Ladders
136377administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.28-Duty-to-have-fall-protection-and-fa/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR 1910.28 Duty to have fall protection and falling object protection
78506administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.24-Fixed-industrial-stairs/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR § 1910.24 Step bolts and manhole steps
78517administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.26-Portable-metal-ladders/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR § 1910.26 Dockboards
78527administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.27-Fixed-ladders/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR § 1910.27 Scaffold and rope descent systems
78530administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.29-Manually-propelled-mobile-ladder-st/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR § 1910.29 Fall protection systems and falling object protection--criteria and practices
78532administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.30-Other-working-surfaces/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR § 1910.30 Training requirements
136338faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/SDS-safety-data-sheet/Is-a-roofing-contractor-required-by-OSHA-to-mainta/SDSQuestions & Answers Is a roofing contractor required by OSHA to maintain SDS sheets at the job site (roofing project) they are working on?
136344faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/PPE-personal-protective-equipment/Can-an-Employee-be-charged-for-losing-his-or-her-p/PPE - GeneralQuestions & Answers Can an Employee be charged for losing his or her ppe gear?
136252training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-health/heat-and-cold/Heatstroke-Redefined/Heat and ColdEmployee News Articles Heatstroke Redefined
136253training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-health/heat-and-cold/The-Heat-Is-On/Heat and ColdEmployee News Articles The Heat Is On
136254training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/hazardous-substances-and-materials/silica/Silica-Dust-Solutions/SilicaEmployee News Articles Silica Dust Solutions
136255training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-health/employee-wellness/Summer-Stress/WellnessEmployee News Articles Summer Stress
136256training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Preventable-Deaths/AccidentsEmployee News Articles Preventable Deaths
136257training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/safety-administration/safety-general/Poisonous-Plant-Protection/Safety - GeneralEmployee News Articles Poisonous Plant Protection
136258training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/safety-administration/safety-general/Poison-Plant-Primer/Safety - GeneralEmployee News Articles Poison Plant Primer
136259training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-health/heat-and-cold/Heatstroke-Redefined-Quiz/Heat and ColdEmployee News Articles Heatstroke Redefined Quiz
136260training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/Forklift-Facts/ForkliftsEmployee News Articles Forklift Facts
136261training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/transportation-safety/DOT-department-of-transportation/Buckle-Up/Dept. of Transportation (DOT)Employee News Articles Buckle Up
136308faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Hi-we-have-recently-had-two-medical-issues-that-re/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers We have recently had two medical issues that required us to send the employees to the hospital. One passed out and collapsed from pneumonia and the other had a potential TIA. Do either of these qualify as OSHA recordable accidents?
78511administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.25-Portable-wood-ladders/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR § 1910.25 Stairways
136294reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/CEOs-impact-performance-through-safety-commitment/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers CEOs impact performance through safety commitment
136282training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Webinar-2016-12-Behavior-Based-Safety-Implementing/Safety AttitudeSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2016-12]: Behavior-Based Safety: Implementing a Successful Program to Address Accident-Prone and High-Risk Employees
136283training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Webinar-2016-12-Behavior-Based-Safety-Implementing-136283/Safety AttitudeOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2016-12]: Behavior-Based Safety: Implementing a Successful Program to Address Accident-Prone and High-Risk Employees
136284training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2016-12-CalOSHA-Update-for-2017-Legal-and-/Safety - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2016-12]: Cal/OSHA Update for 2017: Legal and Regulatory Hot Spots and Practical Compliance Strategies Every Safety Pro Should Know
136285training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2016-12-CalOSHA-Update-for-2017-Legal-and-136285/Safety - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2016-12]: Cal/OSHA Update for 2017: Legal and Regulatory Hot Spots and Practical Compliance Strategies Every Safety Pro Should Know
136286training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2016-12-Top-OSHA-Compliance-Threats-for-20/Safety - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2016-12]: Top OSHA Compliance Threats for 2017: Legal and Regulatory Hot Spots to Prepare for Immediately
136287training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2016-12-Top-OSHA-Compliance-Threats-for-20-136287/Safety - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2016-12]: Top OSHA Compliance Threats for 2017: Legal and Regulatory Hot Spots to Prepare for Immediately
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136394training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/transportation-safety/driving-safely/Drowsy-Driving-Doubles-Risk/Driving SafelyEmployee News Articles Drowsy Driving Doubles Risk
136360training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/transportation-safety/driving-safely/Precarious-Parking-Lots/Driving SafelyEmployee News Articles Precarious Parking Lots
136315training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-safety/noise-hearing-protection/Do-You-Hear-What-I-Hear/NoiseEmployee News Articles Do You Hear What I Hear?
136307training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/safety-administration/safety-general/Fireworks-Can-Be-Fun-And-Fatal/Safety - GeneralEmployee News Articles Fireworks Can Be Fun--And Fatal
78504administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.22-General-requirements/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR § 1910.22 General requirements
78506administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.24-Fixed-industrial-stairs/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR § 1910.24 Step bolts and manhole steps
78517administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.26-Portable-metal-ladders/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR § 1910.26 Dockboards
78527administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.27-Fixed-ladders/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR § 1910.27 Scaffold and rope descent systems
78532administrative_code.aspx/workplace-safety-regulations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/29-CFR-1910.30-Other-working-surfaces/Slips and FallsRegulations 29 CFR § 1910.30 Training requirements
136258training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/safety-administration/safety-general/Poison-Plant-Primer/Safety - GeneralEmployee News Articles Poison Plant Primer
136245training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/emergency-planning-and-response/workplace-security/Retail-Rules/Security - GeneralEmployee News Articles Retail Rules
136246training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Safety-Attitude-Adjustment-Quiz/Safety AttitudeEmployee News Articles Safety Attitude Adjustment Quiz
136247training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/equipment-and-process-safety/hand-and-portable-power-tools/Power-Landscaping/Hand and Portable Power ToolsEmployee News Articles Power Landscaping
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OSHA Challenge
Under OSHA’s personal protective equipment (PPE) rules, which of the following PPE are employers not required to pay for in certain circumstances?
• Metatarsal foot protection
• Lifting belts
• Lab coats
• Firefighting PPE
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